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How to change Fanurio's tray icons on Windows

March 20, 2008

Fanurio adds an icon to the tray bar when running on Windows. The icon can be used to access Fanurio and to show the state of the timer.

By default, Fanurio uses three different icons to indicate the state of the timer:

  • when the timer is stopped
  • when the timer is running
  • when the timer is paused

There are users who don't have a problem with the animated icons and users who find them distracting. It would be a lot easier for us if everybody would like to use the same icons but we don't know if that's true. Until now, there were only a few people who wanted to use a different set of icons.

If you find the animated icons annoying, you can configure Fanurio to use a different set of icons. Here are the steps for doing this:

  1. Make sure Fanurio is not running.
  2. Copy the new icons to C:\Program Files\Fanurio\lib so that Fanurio can find them.
  3. Open fanurio.properties with a text editor.This is where Fanurio keeps its settings. You can find this file in C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Fanurio\ or in C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Fanurio\ if you use Vista.
  4. Add the following lines to fanurio.properties.
    • tray.icon=filename1
    • tray.icon.running=filename2
    • tray.icon.paused=filename3
    filename1, filename2 and filename3 are the names of the files that you want to use as tray icons.
  5. Save fanurio.properties and close it
  6. Start Fanurio

Let's suppose that you want to use the following icons instead of the default ones:

  • when the timer is stopped
  • when the timer is running
  • when the timer is paused

You need to:

  1. Right-click on the images to save them on your computer to C:\Program Files\Fanurio\lib as indicated at step 2.
  2. Add these three lines to fanurio.properties as indicated at step 4.
    • tray.icon=clock-green.gif
    • tray.icon.paused=clock-gray.gif
    • tray.icon.running=clock-red.gif

Please leave a comment if you prefer certain tray icons. Thanks!